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JULY 27, 2023

Jewelry Maintenance Mistakes That Could Be Costing You



Jewelry can hold so much meaning and not to mention monetary value! Taking care of your jewelry is the ONLY surefire way to keep your beloved pieces in great condition. Here are some ways you can ensure your jewelry remains beautiful and radiant for years to come.



                 




1. Store your jewelry properly

Improper storage is a common mistake that can lead to scratches, tangles, and even breakage. To avoid this, consider using individual soft pouches, jewelry boxes with compartments, or a lined jewelry tray to keep each piece separate and protected. Its an inexpensive investment that will extend the life of your jewelry.







2. Clean your jewelry regularly

Regular cleaning is crucial to maintain the luster and brilliance of your jewelry. Neglecting this step can result in the buildup of dirt, oils, and residue, diminishing the overall appearance of your pieces. Skip the chemicals! A little dish soap, warm water, and a polishing cloth like this one will get the job done.



3. Stop exposing your jewelry to harsh chemicals

Exposing your jewelry to harsh chemicals can have detrimental effects. Chemicals commonly found in household cleaning products, chlorine in swimming pools, or even certain beauty products can cause discoloration, tarnishing, or even irreversible damage to gemstones and metals. Just take the jewelry off or throw on a pair of gloves. Trust us!




4. Bring it to the professionals

Over time, prongs, clasps, and settings on your jewelry can wear down or become loose. Ignoring these signs can lead to lost gemstones or even more damage. Regular professional inspections by a trusted jeweler are essential to detect any issues early on and ensure proper maintenance. Lucky for you, we have a expert bench jeweler on staff!



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